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Clink261 Reviews

261-265 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, England

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82%

Rating
1076 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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94%

We had a great stay. We only needed one night's accommodation and most hostels have a 2 night maximum so this was our main reason for choosing Clink. Great location, spotlessly clean, friendly staff. Although our 4 birth room was tiny, each bunk had its own panel with sockets and reading light which was great for charging phone etc. great kitchen. What would make it better? Adjust the door closers so they don't bang. Put a female toilet and shower room on each floor.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback, such nice words and great ratings. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I will pass your comment about the doors to our maintenance team to see if there's anything we can do with the slamming. Unfortunately there's not enough space for female showers and toilets on the 3rd floor but guests can use them on all other floors. Enjoy your travels! Agata

86%

Great location; in zone 1, 5 minutes from Kings Cross. Staff were helpful and friendly. There weren't enough lockers for beds though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for such nice words and good ratings! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Unfortunately there weren't enough space to instal as many lockers as we have beds but there are additional ones at the reception area. Hope you will stay with us again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

77%

Need more sockets in the room! And the kitchen downstairs was poorly ventilated so it was always stuffy and hot.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and good ratings! We realize the kitchen located in the basement can get stuffy so we open the door at peak times for better ventilation. We're also having a look into installing more sockets in 18 bedded dorms, in the meantime guest may leave devices to charge with reception. Please also note that other, smaller dorms, have individual sockets and cost just few pounds more. See you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

89%

It was a nice place to stay; super good location, nice staff, and good breakfast in the morning.

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Hi, Thanks for such nice words! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you'll come again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

80%

I stayed in a 4 bunk dorm room. My main criticism is that the space was WAY too small for four people - we literally could not all stand up at the same time, and when it came time to check out, we all had to take turns to move our suitcases into the hallway (it was not possible to open up a suitcase in the room) in order to pack. Also, the bed was too short, even for small person (I could not stretch out) and the top bunk too low (bottom bunk could not sit up.

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't find 4 bedded dorms comfortable enough. Maybe next time you can try bigger dorms which are more spacious and cheaper. My personal favourites are 10 and 8 bedded dorms. I guess dorm rooms are not best for sitting around but that's why we have arranged big and nice common areas where guests can relax and socialize. Hope you come again and try different rooms! Enjoy your travels! Agata

80%

Only stayed there one night. The rooms were tight but each bed had a power outlet and a reading light which was a bonus. Close walking distance to Kings Cross St Pancras station.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks a lot for your feedback and good ratings! I hope next time you'll have a chance to stay longer and check out everything we offer :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

100%

staffs staffs staffs. excellent. easy relax air . very clean and tidy, thanks for the staffs. they must do the job , wow, do not know how many times a day. very tidy. the kitchen is convenient with fridge, cooker and very easy air TV room. clink 261 is much better than its another branch .

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Hello! We are really happy to have shared with you all this days you were here. I hope you,ll keep coming, at least to say hello :) Many thanks for your words!!

89%

Quite good hostel very well located in central London. There is a large kitchen and a nice common area. Breakfast is OK. It might need a bit more showers though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and such nice words about our hostel. Unfortunately there's not enough space for more showers so during peak hours guests may experience small gueues but apart from that it should be fine. :) . Hope to see you again at Clink. Enjoy your travels! Agata

63%

The location is great - very close to King's Cross and Soho. The staff was very nice and the breakfast was okay, too.This was still one of worst hostels I've been too so far. Everything is really old/used and cheap. And one toilet for the whole floor with 5 or 6 dorm rooms is not enough. I'd go to another floor to use the toilet,... oh wait, on the third floor there is no bathroom for men at all. The beds are not for tall people.I'm 1.89m and the bed was too short for me.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and nice words about staff, location and breakfast. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. The building though decorated in modern style is quite old but we are doing our best to keep all facilities clean and in order. I'm sorry the beds were too small for you, they are in standard size. Regarding male toilets - they're located on every level except 1st floor and reception staff is always ready to advise our guests with this or other issues. Enjoy your travels! Agata

100%

Wow, I was positively surprised when we came in. The location is great and it's easy to find. The kitchen is big enough and beds are confy. I was first worried how I can sleep in such a big dorm but it wasn't a problem. There's enough privacy for everyone and our room was quiet.

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Hi, Thanks for your feedback, such nice words and perfect ratings. I'm happy you liked the hostel. Hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

89%

The hostel is decent and in a perfect location. Quite clean and peaceful with a nice atmosphere. The breakfast was pretty much what you get in most hostels so no complains there. The staff were really helpful and cool.I however thought the girl at the reception in the afternoon was rather slow. She explained that it had something to do with the internet not working and possibly related to The wifi being down whole time I was there. If they could fix this then it would be a 100% for the hostel

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your feedback and such nice words! It's great you liked the hostel and enjoyed your stay here. I'm sorry the check-in process took longer than it should, we had technical problems but they were fixed the same day. Hope to see you again at Clink. Enjoy your travels! Agata

71%

The hostel was ok. Huge, in an ok area of London, but conveniently located near King's Cross. The biggest issue was that one of the guys in our 8 person dorm smelled TERRIBLE. Not entirely the hostel's fault, but it made sleeping there incredibly unpleasant, and I would hope that the hostel would do a better job of screening the people that are staying there, but since it's so huge I don't think they really track who's there We got unlucky with the guy in the room, otherwise its just ok.

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Hi, Thanks for your feedback and good ratings! I'm glad you liked our hostel :). I'm sorry that your stay was spoiled by this person. I can assure you that we do our best to screen potential guests and we say 'no' many times but "surprises" still happen so next time please inform us about the issue so we can at least change your room. Hope to see you again at Clink. Enjoy your travels! Agata

77%

Could do more for breakfast.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your feedback and good ratings. :) We will take your comment into consideration, try to find more options however our choice for free breakfast is already quite wide - toasts, cheese, 3 types of jams, chocolate spread, 4 types of cereals, 3 types of teas, coffee and hot chocolate - all that should provide enough energy for our lovely guests to explore London. Hope to see you again at Clink. Enjoy your travels! Agata

100%

lovely staffs , tidy environment , easy air kitchen and TV room. hope the boss will never change all the staffs there, keep them and give them more wage. they are worthy it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for such nice words!! You are such a lovely guests everyone is asking for. See you soon! Agata

74%

Good location with great public transport links, but the rooms were so cramped and tiny you could hardly move around, and there wasn't really a comfortable common room area to hang out, check email, etc. But it's London, so maybe that's inevitable. For female travelers: the 10 person all-women dorm is actually MUCH roomier and more sociable than the 4 person all-women room. I thought I'd appreciate the quiet and a little more privacy, but I wish I'd stayed in the larger room the whole time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry that you didn't like the smaller dorms, it's true that bigger dorms are better for some guests and let them socialize more. Regarding common areas, I hope you found them all - we have a lounge with sofa , chairs, seats and desks at the reception, spacious tv room and kitchen with another sofa and tables to sit in the basement. I hope you'll come again and we'll do our best to make your stay better. Enjoy your travels! Agata

80%

A convenient place to crash if you're just zipping through London, though they certainly seemed to offer more. Friendly staff, good location, and a nice atmosphere make it a fairly pleasant place to stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. It's great you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again! :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

91%

Great location near Kings Cross. Very convenient to get around London with all the underground lines there. Hostel was very well equipped. Staff were really helpful and hostel was always clean. I've stayed in several other hostels in London on previous visits (including the main Clink hostel) and I definitely preferred this one. Hopefully will be back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your feedback, great ratings and such nice words! I'll pass the message to the whole team - it will make everyone happy. It was great having you here and hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

100%

lovely staffs!

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Hi, Thanks a lot for perfect ratings and for appreciating the staff! :) See you again! Agata

86%

This hostel is in a really good location, just a short walk to kings cross station! Hostel is clean with nice showers. Only downside is no lockers in room, only tiny one on the main floor by reception, which were often all full. My stuff felt safe in the room though. Good breakfast and common room as well. But no wifi in the rooms :(

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. Hope you decide to come back especially that from 12 of June we have new beds with individual lockers so your stuff can be locked inside the rooms. Enjoy your travels! Agata

74%

Great staff and great location. Facilities were in need of an update but was perfect for getting to King Cross St Pancras early in the morning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your feedback and for appreciating the staff and location! From 11th of June our guest will sleep on new more comfortable beds with individual lockers and plugs so please come again and try these :). Enjoy your travels!

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